Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby Addison

I'd like for each of you to take a moment today to pray for a very special family. This young couple attends our church, and they have been through quite an ordeal.

Their newborn daughter has been diagnosed with VATER Syndrome. They are hours away from their family and friends, and are basically watching their daughter fight for her life.

This beautiful angel is a true fighter! She has been through multiple surgeries, and still has a long way to go. She defied the odds, and was able to breathe on her own over the weekend. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Speech Pathologist who will begin working with Addison on eating from a bottle. That will take her one step closer to being able to go home.

The MOST wonderful news update was that her parents were able to hold her for the first time on Saturday! Can you imagine NOT being able to hold your baby in your arms for the first three weeks of her life?


Addison is still not out of the woods, but she is making tremendous strides. When she IS able to come home, she will be surrounded by an amazing extended family. Not to mention the BEST mom and dad a girl could ask for:)

Thanks for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers. Things are always better when we stick together!

23 comments:

Grandma J said...

I will remember Addison and her parents in my prayers.
Thankfully, they had a faith community to hold them up spiritually.

belladella said...

Oh, she is beautiful. I will keep her and her parents in my thoughts and prayers.

Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful baby. I will hold them all in my thoughts and prayers.

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is a beauty and YES she will be added to my daily prayers.
Keep us updated. blesings to the parents, they must be a wreck right now.
take care,
suz

Amy said...

Oh, she is a cutie pie! Thanks for sharing this.

Thoughts and prayers for the baby and family.

The Bright Side of Life said...

I will add them to our prayer requests on Wednesday night at group! We have like 30 people meeting there and we all love to pray! Please keep me posted as all of them love praise reports as well. God is awesome. They are in my prayers today as well.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Saying the prayers as we speak and may I also say that's one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen, and I'm not just saying that. Striking, especially for one so young. That is one very special baby.

The Incredible Woody said...

She is beautiful. She will be in my prayers.

Predo said...

What am amazing family! My heart goes out to them, as well as my hopes and prayers. May an abundance of faith surround them all.

Suz Broughton said...

No I can't imagine! Will pray. It's sweet of you to get the word out.

Life with Kaishon said...

She is so beautiful. I am praying for her right this second. I am thankful they have a church family to stand by them in this time of distress!

littletoesandcheerios said...

I said a prayer for her tonight. She is so beautiful, such pretty skin. I can't imagine what they are going through.


**I am so glad to have met so many people who believe in the power of prayer.

Enter my contest...I have a good feeling you might come up with something for me!

littletoesandcheerios said...

I just checked my blog and I see you already came up with something!! It's a good one and I may use it. I did that post with her Peebles hair-do.

Vered - MomGrind said...

I have tears in my eyes. What an ordeal.

I will keep Addison in my thoughts and prayers.

nikkicrumpet said...

I will remember her and her family in my prayers...what a beautiful angel she is!

Frita said...

My heart and prayers are with the family and little baby Addison. She is a beauty!

littletoesandcheerios said...

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Jenn said...

The boys and I will stop school right now and pray for this family.

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Sending tons of prayers. And I just got chills too! I'm glad they have you and your church. She is gorgeous.

I am Barking Mad said...

What a gorgeous baby! So pleased to see that she's making strides.

She and her family will be my prayers and we'll continue to uplift her in prayer for as long as it takes. Keep us updated as to her progress!

Thanks for sharing her story with us.

Auds at Barking Mad!

Life with Kaishon said...

I've been praying for baby Addison. I hope she is doing well! God bless!

HalfAsstic.com said...

I will pray not only for little Addison, but for her parents also. Also for the Lord to bless her doctors with the knowledge of the exact right thing to do for her.

themuseasylum said...

Oh, what a challenge for them! I know this post was a while ago, but I will still keep Addison and her family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad they have people like you in their church to support them!